Thursday, April 23, 2020

Birding by Bicycle

Barberry Park
This morning our bicycle route plan was to the Osprey nest at the old Willamette Mill Site on South Main Street.  This was our third visit to the nesting site, and again we saw two Osprey. After making a bird list, Jeanette wanted to ride more and explore some of the housing areas to the East.  We picked up the Rickreall Creek Trail off of SE Azalea Ave, road past the Central Bark Dog Park, crossed over the Bridge and the Aquatic Center, and at the Pickball Court started riding East on Barberry Ave. As we road east on Barberry I noticed a small park at the River Gleann sign.  Further research when I got home revealed that this is Barberry Park, a Dallas City Park.  We got off the bikes and checked for birds and made a bird list.  We counted 6 bird houses here, we will be back to spend more time observing birds here.  After checking out another housing development we circled back to the Dallas Retirement Village.  A good ride and some good birding.

Willamette Mill Site Osprey Nest

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